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Author Tidwell, Gary L.

Title Anatomy of a fraud : inside the finances of the PTL ministries / Gary L. Tidwell
Published New York : Wiley, [1993]


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 W'PONDS  364.1630973 Tid/Aoa  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Jim and Tammy: Their Background and Beliefs -- 3. Rags to Riches and the Birth of PTL -- 4. "Four Days and Three Nights" The Grand Hotel Partnership Fraud. The Towers Hotel Partnership Frauds. The Bunkhouse Partnership Fraud. The 1100 Club. Gift Promotionals: David and Goliath. The Bottom Line -- 5. United States v. Bakker and Overview of Related Proceedings. The Bankruptcy Proceedings. United States v. Taggart. United States v. Bakker -- 6. Where Were the Corporate Officers? The Chief Financial Officer. The Senior Executive Vice-President, Corporate Executive Director, and Co-Pastor. The Administrative Assistant to the President. The Vice-President of World Outreach. Other PTL Employees -- 7. Where Was the Board of Directors? Tangible Observations at PTL. The Board of Directors' Legal Responsibilities. The PTL Board of Directors Prior to December 1982. Board Meetings Subsequent to December 1982. Bonuses. PTL's Last Hours -- 8. Insights into the Civil Trial
The Plaintiffs. The Defendants. What Was Litigated? Issues Not Litigated -- 9. Where Were the Auditors? What Do Auditors Do? The PTL Audits and Oversale of Lifetime Partnerships. PTL and Issues Relating to Solvency. Auditor Independence. PTL's Attorneys and Their Relationship with PTL's Auditors and Corporate Officers. The Change in PTL's Auditors. What the Lifetime Partners Saw. Where Do We Go from Here? -- 10. Where Was the ECFA? Background of the ECFA. PTL and the ECFA. The ECFA's Response to PTL's Demise -- 11. The Purchase of PTL: Reverend Morris Cerullo and Arthur Andersen. Who Is Morris Cerullo? The "Take It Back from the Devil" Telethon and Arthur Andersen. The Acquisition of PTL Assets. The Gold and Platinum Card Programs. The Litigation -- 12. Epilogue
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bakker, Jim, 1940- -- Trials, litigation, etc.
PTL (Organization) -- Corrupt practices.
LC no. 92031966
ISBN 0471571105 (alk. paper)